Using Sari Yarn
Sari yarn is made by taking an Indian Sari and cutting it into fabric strips. It is then core spun with fibers and/or plied with yarn and exotic threads. Unlike fibers plied together, sari yarn is plied with a fiber and therefore will unwind itself if the end is not tied. In order to prevent your skein from unwinding keep the ends tied or taped. To secure when using the project I suggest you work the project and not cut the yarn until it is secured within the project.
Most of our sari yarn is reverse spun (opposite to
commercially produced yarns) so that weavers and those that knit European style
have the added benefit of an end product that has more loft and twist
alignment. However, American style knitting and crochet projects are excellent
Before winding your skein into a ball located the end pieces which are tied together with thick yarn and bowed. These ends have been knotted so that they do not unravel. You can steam the skein before winding if the twist is tighter than your liking; it helps to relax the yarn. You can also steam your project when done to block it.
Because the yarn is hand spun it is not uniform in texture or twist due to the width variation in the fabric strips. You can add twist manually to make the yarn thinner as opposed to cutting out a larger slub. Consider the variations in what pops out of the twist part of the artistic creation to enhance your project.
Due to the types of fibers used in Saris and the weave, some will be thicker and denser and others coarser. I do my best to describe these differences as some finished skeins are better for weaving, some for cording and kumihmo projects and others work as accents to knitted and crochet projects. Either way, you will have a one of a kind project with these one of a kine art skeins.
Hand wash as with any fine textile and hang to dry.